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Project Sad Ranger

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Project Sad Ranger

Well, the truck is nearing completion for the most part. It is a 2011 4x4 Extended Cab Sport. I have put a K&N Filter, Tinted The Windows, Vent Shades, Truxedo Truxport Cover, and a MBRP XP Series is on its way. Other than a bedliner, maybe have rims powdercoated black, and maybe some stereo upgrades, it is about done.

I wanted a suspension lift but, it is too expensive and too much of a lift. I only want about a 2" or so lift. I do not go off roading other than camping so, I cannot justify a big lift and tires.

Now, to continue work on my other project, Project Deceptive GT (02 Mustang GT Convertible).

Anyone have their radio replaced that has the factory Sirius and kept their Sirius? I want to keep mine but upgrade the radio and speakers.
 
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Project "Sad Ranger"???
 
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It is Blue, kinda just came to mind when I was making my profile here.
 
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That is so sad....
 
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I had "Sad Panda" in my head for some reason too. Normally my Projects have had names having to do with Cartoons I liked growing up or movies, etc... This one just kinda appeared and I found it funny.
 
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Any pics of the truck?
 
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Get a 2" body lift then! thats not a build, thats a accessorize! gotta start grinding down the frame!!!


the goal is to void your warranty as quick as possible!
 
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Originally Posted by 06RangerXLT View Post
: the goal is to void your warranty as quick as possible!

BAHAHA I have my new siggy.
 
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Here are some pics a few months old. I will post new pics on Saturday once the exhaust is on and I get my tailights and 3rd Brake Light done.

Day I brought it home.


Family portrait


What it hauls parts for and why it is not a big project.

This is my third Ranger and 4rth based on that platform. I have had a 96 Ranger XLT 4 cyl 5sp 2wd Cayman Green, 96 Explorer Sport 4L 4x4 Forest Green, 01 Ranger XLT Stepside Ext Cab 4x4 4L.
 
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whats with all the fords? you like american made products or somethin?
 
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Yeah.. ford sucks donkey *****. Only pu$$ieS drive Fords.





Wait....


lol
 
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Well, 85% of Chevys are still on the road..... The other 15% made it home.
 
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Well, got the MBRP exhaust on yesterday. Took about an hour. It looks and sounds good. Hopefully I will get to work on the tail lights today. I first have to get the windows tinted in my wife's Focus.
 
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pics? did you get a full to the back or the turndown?


see if ya cant get a video of the sound for us to gawk at.
 
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Used VHT to tint the tails and third brake light


Did not want "Turn Down" as it is just not my thing....

Had my wife's car tinted this weekend for her and installed a K&N Air Filter for her
 
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Nice rides.
 
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Thank you for the comments. After a few weeks of the exhaust, I like it. It kinda reminds me of Marty's Toyota from "Back to the Future." A fun, little, bad arsed truck. I still have to get the bedliner done.

Gas mileage has improved. I was averaging 15mpg around town. With the exhaust, it jumped up to 17.5. That was even with hauling the new motor for the Mustang. I was getting about 14mpg when I first bought it, the K&N with bed cover brought it up to 15mpg. Now 17.5mpg with the exhaust. I will be taking it out of town a few times coming up. My wife and I will be taking it to the mountains and I will be using it to haul the motor for the Mustang to a shop to get the block forged and heads reworked. So, I will comment on any highway mileage increase. I only managed 19mpg the one trip I made on the highway with it.
 
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Lookin good!
 
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